The benefit of eating nuts is that it provides you with a great source of protein, something that is hard to get from most snacks. Studies show that eating nuts regularly have shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and heart diseases.
The nutrition benefits of consuming nuts include:
High level of unsaturated fat
Great source of protein
Great source of important vitamins and minerals:Magnesium, Vitamin E, Potassium
Great source of fibre
Naturally low in salt
Helps us satisfy our hunger, even if you eat nuts in small amounts
Consuming nuts on a regular basis can add a variety to your diet. It is a great way to skip out on meat products and still get some of the protein we need. The greatest thing about nuts is that it can be eaten raw, toasted or even chopped and added to almost anything of our snacks and meals. Minimal prep is a win in my books!
Portions of Nuts
Having nuts on a regular basis is beneficial to your health and can satisfy...
Healthy snacks are important for everyone, but are especially important for kids who are very active during summer activities or at recess during the school year. Snacks provide energy for children during recess and in the classroom so they can focus better while learning and get through the rest of the day.
Energy in the early morning comes from dinner or a snack from the previous evening
Energy in the late morning comes from breakfast or a mid-morning snack
Energy in the afternoon comes from food eaten at lunch
Energy in the evening comes from food eaten during lunch or an afternoon snack
It is important for children who are active, or a part of sports teams to be fueled with healthy snacks throughout the day so they have the energy throughout the day.
Offering snacks can be beneficial because:
It can give children the fuel they need during recess, gym, or even to get them through their classes
The meaning of “breakfast” is literally breaking the fast since you would have last eaten dinner the night before and would not have eaten for 6-9 hours. Breakfast has so many benefits, which is why we always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast should provide you with 20-25% of your total daily nutrient requirements. It is important to have a variety of foods in your daily diets, especially at breakfast, and it is important to check the labels as some breakfast products may have added sugar or salt in them.
Importance of Breakfast
It helps restore the energy that you have lost while you were asleep
It helps give you energy for your morning activities
It helps you consume fibre, vitamins, and even some minerals
It is important to set a regular time to eat breakfast (and all your other meals as well) as it has shown to:
Snacks are a great way to relieve hunger in-between meals, especially when you are on the go. The only problem is that when you get that "snack attack", the only options available are usually the classic bag of chips, cookies, muffins, or other items that are high calories and low in nutrients. With all of these unhealthy options readily available, you may not have realized that snacking can be a way to incorporate the important nutrients your body needs.
Today I am sharing 12 dietitian approved recipes for Energy Bites that will satisfy your hunger AND your sweet tooth.
Energy bites are a great healthy snack because they are convenient, full of nutrients and can be made in advance. I have shared a couple recipes for Energy Bites on my blog before but today I am coming at you with even more delicious flavour combinations! If you haven't made Energy Bites yet, you have no excuse now because here are 12 different dietitian-approved recipes :